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Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
address in the book, you say statistics for political chicanery, well, in two sentences i heard -- obama's campaign talked about how to use the internet, very successfully. but then there's the kind of lambasting obama, we're 10 times more likely to been food stamps and that sort of excuse is taking away from wal-mart's policy, for example, spent this not an explicit chapter that addresses statistics in politics. instead, you, just about every other chapter, the way the book is laid out, his our probability chapter two, chapter three, chapter three is -- every one of those potential abuses is something that tends to show up in politics. so i use a lot of economic data. of course, the presidential campaign and others are always trying to spin economics in a way that makes him look good. so sometimes there are those examples. there's a whole chapter on polling. and, of course, polling is the point of the realm what it comes to politics. there's a lot of discussion about if you've got bad data, it doesn't matter how big your sample is, the polls will show whatever you want to show. so it do
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